For Manchester United, this upcoming summer transfer window represents the most important in the club’s history since Sir Alex Ferguson left.
Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored the happiness around the place, the club needs major reinforcements when the window officially opens. This squad has so many holes in it, those have to be filled if we’re to stand any chance.
Before players can be bought, others may have to leave. That’s just natural. Now, in a report from The Guardian, it is being claimed that as many as seven first-teamers could depart from Old Trafford this summer; fronted by Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has struggled ever since making the move from Arsenal over a year ago now, and obviously United would prefer to get his astronomical wages off the books.
Other names mentioned are Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo. These guys have struggled for playing time this term and a major defensive overhaul has to be a top priority.
Then comes the three worrying players who could leave; Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David de Gea. All have winding down contracts, the former two could walk away for free this summer, while De Gea has one year left on his deal but United may be forced into selling him in 2019, rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2020.
As you can see, this squad needs major surgery. It’s probably too much to do in one window, but Solskjaer has to start somewhere and the Baby Faced Assassin has my full backing.